A Special Material or a New State of Matter: A Review and Reconsideration of the Aerogel
AbstractThe ultrahighly nanoporous aerogel is recognized as a state of matter rather than as a functional material, because of its qualitative differences in bulk properties, transitional density and enthalpy between liquid and gas, and diverse chemical compositions. In this review, the characteristics, classification, history and preparation of the aerogel were introduced. More attention was paid to the sol-gel method for preparing different kinds of aerogels, given its important role on bridging the synthetic parameters with the properties. At last, preparation of a novel single-component aerogel, design of a composite aerogel and industrial application of the aerogel were regarded as the research tendency of the aerogel state in the near future. View Full-Text
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Du, A.; Zhou, B.; Zhang, Z.; Shen, J. A Special Material or a New State of Matter: A Review and Reconsideration of the Aerogel. Materials 2013, 6, 941-968.
Du A, Zhou B, Zhang Z, Shen J. A Special Material or a New State of Matter: A Review and Reconsideration of the Aerogel. Materials. 2013; 6(3):941-968.Chicago/Turabian Style
Du, Ai; Zhou, Bin; Zhang, Zhihua; Shen, Jun. 2013. "A Special Material or a New State of Matter: A Review and Reconsideration of the Aerogel." Materials 6, no. 3: 941-968.